By Oluwatobi Opusunju
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has confirmed the news of Idris Elba playing the villain role in a coming “Fast & Furious” spinoff, “Hobbs and Shaw”.
Confirming the news on his Twitter page, the actor wrote:
“He’s a baaaaaad man.
Welcoming my dude @idriselba with tattooed and open arms to our #HobbsAndShaw Fast & Furious spin-off movie.
Every hero is only as good as their villain. Cue the music… let’s dance.”
The movie will see Elba’s character as the antagonist go up against Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Jason Statham who will be reprising their original roles in the “Fast & Furious” franchise as special agent Luke Hobbs and criminal mastermind Deckard Shaw respectively.
The production for the film is already scheduled to commence this fall with the release date set for July 26, 2019.
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